Community comes together for affected families in Lindberg Village

A five house fire that happened in Lindberg Village on Friday has left families without a home. Although the community has come together to offer support.

Posted: Jul 15, 2019 4:33 PM
Updated: Jul 15, 2019 6:18 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—People are still affected by the five house fire that happened in Lindberg Village on Friday.

The Community has come together to help those affected families.

"It is devastating. It is devastating,” said Mayor John Dennis.

People are coming together in order to help families affected by a five structure fire in Lindberg Village. Mayor John Dennis saw the damage for the first time on Monday. He says this was truly a horrific situation.

"Everybody puts their lives into their home,” said Dennis. “Your home is a physical representation of you and your family. And then just like that, it is gone."

Those living in the neighborhood like R.J. and Maelynn Cornman are taking it a step further.

"There were four houses or five that were burning and it was just like four houses down from us,” said Cornman.

They put up a sign and a bucket in the street for people who are driving through to see what's left. The sign is urging those people to donate.

“Hey if you don't live here, even if you do live here, can you please donate so we can help these people that need help,” said Maelynn Cornman. “So they can like to get food."

The Cornman’s said there were so many people driving through the neighborhood, police were called and had to I.D. and question to make sure they actually lived there.

"There was just like so many people coming up and down the streets just wanting to look at the disaster,” said R.J. Cornman.

The Cornman’s said they just want the families to know they have support.

"To just see how close it was to our home it's just like wow, your heart just sinks,” said Maelynn Cornman. “Wow, that's how close it was."

People have also donated things to Northview Church. Pastor Dave Fladung says while the family is figuring out what to do next it's nice to have help.

"Families, even in the midst of stress, that this would be a light of hope in the midst of darkness,” said Fladung.

To support the families here is a direct link to the GoFundMe page. 

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